Major Fire near World Tallest Building Burj Khalifa DubaiPurushothaman (Author) Published Date : Jan 01, 2016 10:48 IST World News
Yesterday night major fire accident in the Address Downtown Hotel near the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, UAE. This 63 storey luxuries hotel is situated in centre of Dubai near Buri Khalifa. It has caught fire during the New Year fire work show that was ready to take place. It was reported that the first fire started in 20th floor and quickly spreader to all floors above and spread outside also.
Dubai's fireworks display ended with the major fire crash at the luxuries hotel. Nearly 16 people had injured, there were no major injuries to any one and reported lives are safe. It was reported that 14 people got minor injuries, 1 moderate injury and one heart attack.
The cause of this accident is not known yet. Huge flame of the fire was seen in the part of the building. Today morning still there is the huge smokes rising from the building. Civil Defense workers rushed to the spot and safely brought down the casualties caught inside the hotel.
Due to the fire the large part of the building debris fell down and still the smoke exist from the building. It seems everything in the hotel turned to debris and the report says it is completely gone.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who had been in the nearby building tweeted the pictures of the building getting fire.